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Dust From 1000 Years play Middle East w/ Horse Jumper of Love, Blue Smiley, Brittle Brian

Dust from 1000 Yrs are not trying to take themselves seriously. Despite their "serious" sound, which is at initially somber folk-influenced, they bring an attitude of practical joking to their group. From every album cover including a scrawled, messy font title, to their almost-vaporwave, intentionally off-putting social media, they are not trying with their image. However, this sense of humor offers a healthy counter to the band's usually slow and whiney music. With the release of DUST 2017, they push their joking one step further, with an album of entirely 80's synth-pop sounds. Still, there is a balance and individual statement made in this release. Even when the title of a track is called "Smoke Em Up" their is a melodic tone to the release which recalls the emotion of their earlier music. This new album may be silly, but it's also a way to watch a band that's always been a little funny enjoy being themselves. See them at the Middle East August 24th. -Allie Miller   

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Urban Theory throws a birthday show in Santa Cruz Friday 07.21

Urban Theory, local to Santa Cruz, CA, plans on packing The Crepe Place this coming Friday, July 21. The four-piece rock and roll recruited two of their favorite local bands, the sinfully satisfying sounds of The Redlight District and the up-beat funk of Ginger & Juice, to help celebrate the 23rd birthday of lead singer and guitarist Ryan Cummings. Get there early as this triple header of local talent will sell out. - Joshua Huver

Wooden/Apple/Heart's new folk-based album

Local band Wooden/Apple/Heart incorporates rhythmic folk instrumentals, quiet harmonizing vocals, and experimental sounds to create a skillful haziness. In their new album,  The First Woman to See Her Reflection in the World Before Mirrors, the group employs a modern, experimental-folk approach to music-making; inclusive of jumpy and innovative percussion, layered guitar riffs and occasional background samples. The track “Nora,” reinforces the band’s drifting manner, traveling between a gentle scenery and a lively upbeat mood. Listen to the album below. -Tafari Lemma


New folksy release ‘spring and summer demos’ by Sault is DIY at its finest

One consequence of music streaming is the over-saturation of the DIY scene with sloppy EPs recorded in bedrooms and basements that all end up sounding very much the same. But Sault’s spring and summer demos is not one of those records. Recorded by Nashville three-piece Sault, the EP travels between emo, folk, and indie rock in just four songs. Tracks like “socks” start off slowly, but eventually explode in an outpouring of emotion too raw for a conventional scene (a vocal tactic not too far off from Conor Oberst.) As a first release, this project is extremely promising and marks Sault as a force to be reckoned with on the local scene. - Lilly Milman



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